Kyle J. Steenblik

Aladdin is Remarkable [Review]

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4 stars out of 5
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Screenplay by John August, Guy Ritchie
Based on Disney’s Aladdin by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights
Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen
Music by Alan Menken
Production company Walt Disney Pictures, Rideback, Lin Pictures, Marc Platt Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date May 24, 2019
Running time 128 minutes
Rated PG

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim. “Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes new music written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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